Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group

Welcome!


Chair: Ruth Hagestuen, RN, MA
Co-Chairs: Patrick Browne, RGN, RNP, BNS, BSc, MHSc and Victor McConvey, RN, MACN
Webpage Editor: Mariella Graziano, BSc (Hons)

 

Mission

MDS Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders.

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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties

 

Message from the Editor

Health Professionals Set Sights on International Congress

By Mariella Graziano
Webpage Editor


The Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group is proud of their achievements in 2014 and are preparing for the new challenges and opportunities in 2015. Read more
 


News for Health Professionals


Parkinson's Australia National Conference 'In This Together': May 27-29, 2015 - AUSTRALIA

Parkinson’s Australia will hold a National Conference entitled ‘In this Together’ in Adelaide, South Australia, May 27-29, 2015.

This bi-annual meeting is attended by Health Care Professionals, people living with Parkinson’s, and their families and care-providers. Similar to a World’s Parkinson’s Congress, with patients and professionals blended together in sessions, the results from the meeting will likely prove to be quite powerful wherein this year a Dystonia stream will be included.

For information about extended deadlines and to learn how to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee, please contact jenna@aomevents.com.

For more information, view the Registration Brochure

Now Available! European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease

The European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease is now available!

Identified as “…a unique and challenging collaboration, with a great product as a result. The Guideline will be helpful to all involved in Parkinson care who support evidence-based patient-centred care,” by Dr. Samyra Keus, who lead the development.

Currently the Guideline is available in English and comes in four parts:

  1. The Guideline:  Mainly for physiotherapists, covers the background on Parkinson’s disease and health management, physiotherapy core areas and rationale, and evidence for categories of interventions.
  2. Information for People with Parkinson’s:  This document offers self-management support and how to get the best out of physiotherapy care.
  3. Information for Clinicians: This document identifies when to refer to physiotherapy and what to expect.
  4. Information to the Development and Scientific Justification of the Guideline: This provides insight in the barriers and facilitators of current care and details to measurement tools and the GRADE-based recommendations.

Translations into German, Dutch and other languages are underway.

Read more about the Guidelines development initiative and sponsorship here. For questions about the European Guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease, please contact Dr. Samyra Keus.

2nd Allied Health Professional Movement Disorder School held in Portugal

PortugalThe 2nd Annual Allied Health Professional Summer School "Physiotherapy for People with Parkinson’s," was held in Torres Vedras (Lisbon), Portugal on September 25-27, 2014. This school was developed in 2013 to further increase Parkinson-specific expertise among physiotherapists throughout Europe, through interactions with experts in the field and each other.
Read More | Course Program

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Hundreds Attend European Unity Walk in Luxembourg

The 2nd European Unity Walk took part in Luxembourg. A day marked by unity and public awareness, attendees included more than 700 people with Parkinson's, their families, friends, and carers. 
Watch a video of the event
 

Movement Disorders Book Reviews

The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals: 

Join MDS

As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.

Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription to Movement Disorders for an additional fee.

International Congress Highlights

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Fay Horak, PhD, PT, Stockholm, Sweden - 2014

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Leland Dibble, PhD, PT, Sydney, Australia - 2013

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Marilia Pereira, RN, Sydney, Australia - 2013

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